Cocktail Making in Manchester

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The Top 9 Cocktail Classes in Manchester

1) TGI Fridays

Looking to try a new experience in this party city? Why not book a cocktail making class at TGI Fridays? They’re famous for their cocktails and will treat you to a fun experience and a lively atmosphere. One of their star mixologists will guide you through the wonderful world of cocktail making, teaching you how to make three from scratch and providing you with sharing food towers to line your stomachs. You'll probably be so inspired by your new knowledge that you'll want to start making cocktails at home all the time. Everyone will want to have pre-drinks at your place from now on!

2) Revolucion de Cuba

There’s nothing quite like a cocktail making class in Manchester. It gets all your favourite people together, learning something new and sipping on quality drinks. What’s not to love? Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do with friends or are celebrating something special, these classes are sure to leave everyone smiling from ear to ear as you get hands on to make your own rum-based cocktails. With expert tutelage from one of Revolucion de Cuba’s bartenders, you’ll be shaking and stirring like a pro in no time. If you fancy adding more Cuban spice, you can even enjoy a two-course meal or nachos after your class.

3) Dirty Martini

If you like your Martinis as much as James Bond does, head to Dirty Martini on Peter Street where you’ll learn how to shake up a storm. If you want an activity that’ll make your night out totally unforgettable, cocktail making won’t disappoint as it combines learning a new skill with games, booze and good times with your mates. One of Dirty Martin’s bartenders will teach you how to make three Martinis in a range of flavours including apricot & raspberry, espresso, passion fruit and vanilla and mango and chilli. Which one tickles your fancy? You’ll even get sharing food platters because you deserve a treat!

4) Revolution

For a classic cocktail making experience in Manchester, look no further than the city’s chic and contemporary Revolution venues. Here, you and your group will be treated to a fun, memorable experience within upbeat and lively locations. And what’s more, these bars are open till the early hours, so you’ll be able to party the night away in total style!

Each of these offered classes last for 90-minutes, and here, you’ll be shown the ropes by an expert mixologists, who will reveal their top tips and techniques for knocking up some seriously tasty drinks. But first thing’s first, you and your group will want to enjoy a drink before the shaking kicks off, so how about a delicious cocktail with a twist each?

After this, your energetic host will provide some detailed drink demonstrations of the cocktails you’ll be making, breaking the methods down with simple steps. Everyone in your group will have the chance to mix up three tasty drinks each and trust us, you’re going to be in awe of just how tasty your creations are!

Feeling peckish? The good news is that both of our offered classes come with some mouth-watering food. Choose from Cocktail Making with Sharing Platters in Parsonage Gardens, or Cocktail Making with a Two Course Meal in Parsonage Gardens. Revolution’s fantastic Deansgate location also offers Cocktail Making with Sharing Plattersand Cocktail Making with Two Course Meal, so you’ll have a choice of two great venues to decide between for your experience!

5) Slug & Lettuce

Head to one of Manchester’s top Slug and Lettuce bars and prepare to shake up a storm with one of these boozy cocktail masterclasses! They’re a brilliant (and delicious) way to spend an evening with friends or colleagues in Manchester and will give you the chance to learn something new! You'll be greeted with a tasty welcome drink upon arrival, followed by a comprehensive masterclass led by an expert mixologist. During the session, you'll learn how to craft your own perfect cocktails using top notch spirits and fresh ingredients. The good news is that you’ll get fed too, because this masterclass also comes with a mouth-watering buffet for your group. This cocktail masterclass with buffet is available at Slug and Lettuce Portland Street, Spinningfields and Albert Square.

6) Be At One

If you’re looking to get the party started, then Be At One Deansgate is the place to go! It’s stylish and buzzing and the perfect spot for any occasion, including birthdays, hen parties or just a fun day out with your mates. With over 100 cocktails to choose from and a friendly team of passionate mixologists on hand, you know you’ll be in for a good time. But if you want to get behind the bar yourselves and shake things up, then Be At One’s cocktail masterclass is for you and your squad! Hosted by a fun, energetic mixologist, you and your group will be taught how to craft two incredible cocktails each. But that’s not all! There will also be fun games and challenges along the way, in addition to a lush glass of bubbly on arrival. So what are you waiting for? Get yourselves booked in for one of these masterclasses and elevate your cocktail game!

7) Tipsy Parties

Introducing Tipsy Parties, a mobile cocktail making experience that comes to you! Whether you’re looking to host a cocktail masterclass in your own home, hired accommodation or private venue to celebrate a hen party, birthday bash or other occasion, you’ll be in for a truly memorable time!

During your mobile experience, you’ll be visited by a fun and friendly mixologist who will host your class. They’ll bring everything with them for your class, including professional barware and all ingredients. After a quick intro, they’ll talk you through the drinks you’ll be making and will provide some demonstrations. Next up, it’ll be you’ll turn to have a go! Tipsy Parties offer a brilliant choice of classes, with something that every group will love – why not check out their experiences in Manchester below and see which one takes your fancy?

Mobile Tipsy Cocktail Making Class

The ‘Tipsy Cocktail Making Class’ is the perfect introduction to the world of cocktails and here, you’ll have the chance to create three classic cocktails each. These could include anything from Margaritas and Cosmopolitans to Manhattans or Woo Woo’s! This experience lasts for two hours, during which time you’ll familiarise yourself with the skills required to make your own drinks, which will be sure to impress friends and family alike!

Mobile Tropical Cocktail Making Class

This Tropical Cocktail Making Class promises you a slice of the exotic life, allowing you to really get those holiday feels flowing. Get set to shake, stir and muddle your way to perfection as you create three delicious concoctions which may include the likes of traditional Mai Tai’s, Pina Coladas, Blue Lagoons or Mojitos! Once you’ve made your drinks, you’ll pour them into the striking Tiki themed glassware, before adding the finishing touches with some tropical garnishes, ready for enjoying!

Mobile Molecular Cocktail Making Class

Come and discover the science behind cocktail making with this incredible, molecular class, where you’ll use a fusion of both professional barware and scientific equipment to create a variety of unique and innovative drinks. You’ll be in awe as you observe methods such as PH colour changing, spherification, equilibrium and molecular foams during your session. Best of all, they’ll taste amazing too!

8) Butlers with Bums

If you’re looking to host an unforgettable experience at home, then look no further than this fantastic Mobile Cocktail Making Class with Cheeky Mixologist from Butlers with Bums! With this class, you’ll be able to learn the art of cocktail making as you admire the gorgeous eye candy that is your mixologist!

Perfect for any ‘Hens at Home’, this experience is ideal for those looking to enjoy a memorable activity in the comfort of their own home, hired accommodation or private venue. As everything will be supplied on the day for your cocktail making class, you won’t need to worry about buying any ingredients or barware, so you can fully focus on the big event and decorating your party space.

During this two-hour masterclass, your fun and friendly mixologist will teach you and the rest of the girls how to create a mix of three, tasty drinks. He’ll provide some detailed demonstrations, revealing his top tricks and tips along the way. Next up, it’ll be your turn to get shaking – get set for some brilliant games and challenges along the way too! This experience is the perfect way to spice up a Manchester hen do and surprise the bride-to-be with a sizzling hot mixologist, who will be wearing just his cheeky butler attire – think bowtie, cuffs and a bottom-bearing apron.

9) NOH Events

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make cocktails but don’t fancy going out to a bar? We’ve got just the thing for you. Learn how to make delicious drinks in the comfort of your own home with help from NOH Events. Your dedicated bartender will arrive at your home, hired accommodation or hired venue and bring all equipment and ingredients with them. Get ready to shake and stir four cocktails each from a tempting menu, drinking each one you create. Fun games up the ante and get everyone involved in trying something new for an action-packed two hours.

Manchester Cocktail Making

Cocktail Making in Manchester

Our cocktail making classes are one of our most popular activities here in Manchester and for good reason too! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion like a hen do in Manchester, a birthday bash, or are simply looking for a great experience to enjoy with friends, you can be sure of a good time with one of these fantastic masterclasses.

We’ve got a great variety of classes available in this top city, with some taking place in chic and stylish bars, whilst other classes can take place in the comfort of your own home or choice of hired venue. So whether you’re looking to continue the fun in Manchester afterwards or are looking to chill in your own private space, we’ve got the perfect experience for you here at Fizzbox!

Birthday, Stag Do or Hen Party Cocktail Making in Manchester

Enjoy quality time with your mates for a birthday celebration or break the ice and get to know your fellow stag or hen group a little better with this fun-packed, interactive session! Led by a friendly, professional mixologist, they’ll make sure to get your whole group involved and in the party spirit! Whether you’re looking to try cocktail making in Manchester as a standalone activity or with other experiences for your big occasion in the city, you’ll have made a brilliant choice. It’s the ideal afternoon activity and great ahead of a big night out – just make sure you get a delicious meal planned in somewhere afterwards! Of course, you don’t have to be celebrating something special to enjoy a cocktail making experience. This activity is one that’s fun anytime, so round up your pals and get ready to make some memories with one of these masterclasses, where you’ll bond, have a laugh, learn a new skill and best of all, drink some delicious concoctions!

What Drinks Will We Make?

The drinks you’ll be making will of course depend on your chosen experience provider in Manchester. Generally, you can expect to make 2-3 classic cocktails each during our offered masterclasses, which could include anything from Mojitos and Manhattans, to Pina Coladas and Cosmopolitans. If you’ve opted for one of our themed classes, then you’ll try your hand at making something more specific to that theme. Believe us when we say you’re going to be seriously impressed with your cocktail creations, as they’re going to taste phenomenal! For full details on our offered cocktail making classes, please refer to your preferred product listing.

No experience needed

Cocktail Making in Manchester is suitable for all abilities, from complete novices to total pros! You don’t need any previous drink making experience, just some enthusiasm to get stuck into learning this fun, new skill. You’ll leave with some great knowledge of which spirits and mixers taste great together and will have learned the best techniques for making a truly delicious drink.

Why Manchester?

There’s just so much we love about Manchester; from the brilliant shopping scene and vibrant culture to the incredible nightlife, there’s just so much to see and do here. But if we had to summarise this great city in one word, it would be ‘epic’. Whether you live in or around Manchester or whether you’re here for a trip over the weekend, you’ll never be short of great places to visit. Check out the lively Printworks, the city’s premier entertainment destination where you’ll discover an abundance of top restaurants and bars, along with a cinema, crazy golf, bowling and escape rooms. For nightlife, head to Manchester’s Buzzing Canal Street, the stylish Deansgate Lock or The Northern Quarter for laid-back, hipster vibes.

What's next?

Taken a browse of our top cocktail making experiences in Manchester and ready to book? Awesome! The next step couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is fill out our short enquiry form and request your preferred date and time. From here, you’ll be able to speak to the experience provider direct, who will confirm availability, answer any burning questions and get your group booked in!

FANTASTIC activity. George our bartender was fabulous we have never laughed so much. All the girls couldn't stop talking about this activity and would definately do this activity again.
Incredible value for money! Our bartender was amazing.


  • Will we have exclusive use of the bar?

    A private area or section of the bar will be reserved for your cocktail class, however the bar will stay open to the public.

  • What happens if someone doesn't drink alcohol?

    If you or others in your group don't drink alcohol, not to worry - many venues will be happy to accommodate, but best to check in advance.

  • What drinks will we make?

    Expect a great selection of classic cocktails! This could include anything for Margaritas to Espresso Martinis!

  • Do we need to bring anything?

    Nope! Everything needed for your masterclass will be provided.

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